Burness is seeking a motivated, organized and creative person to join us in working alongside nonprofits. The ideal candidate for this Coordinator position on the global team at Burness is a college graduate with intern experience or one year of professional experience in public relations (or related communications or journalism activities). This position is based in our Bethesda, MD office.

Burness is a team of communications experts who partner with nonprofits in the United States and around the world to inspire and drive social change, confront poverty, promote health, elevate science and protect our planet. Our strategists, writers, designers, trainers and policy advisors translate research, advance ideas and solutions, and amplify stories to improve people’s lives. For more on the work we do, visit: burness.com.

Strong writing, social media and research skills are critical assets for this position, as are attention to detail, flexibility, ability to multitask, and having a curious mind and experience using databases like Muck Rack, Constant Contact; project management systems like Asana; and email marketing services like Mailchimp; and comfort with Microsoft Office.

The communications coordinator will work across projects in global health and the environment, assisting mid-level and senior staff, and will perform a variety of tasks, including but not limited to researching and creating media lists, conducting online research, taking notes at meetings, tracking news coverage, handling logistics for media and stakeholder events, pitching to reporters, drafting digital content optimized for various platforms, and more.

Burness offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a hybrid work environment. Starting salary for this position is $58,000. Send resume and cover letter to jobs@burness.com.